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Shawnee Man Sentenced To 168 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution, Firearm Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Claude J. Jeffers, Jr., age 38, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 168 months’ imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), and for Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

The Indictment alleged that on August 8, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance. Additionally, the Indictment alleged that the defendant knowingly possessed a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce after he had been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “The number of deaths in Oklahoma resulting from methamphetamine overdoses continue to rise. Dosage units of methamphetamine seized as a result of a law enforcement investigations do not reach potential users and do not cause death. I applaud the diligent work of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the DEA against the dealers of the poison that has taken countless lives.”
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Jarrod Leaman represented the United States. 

Updated November 26, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses